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Japan Earthquake: Two Quakes Hit Japan

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It’s been one year since a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami wreaked havoc on Japan and left over 19,000 dead or missing and many others without homes.

This week, strong quakes rattled the region again, though minor compared to the massive 9.0 magnitude quake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

This week, a series of earthquakes struck Tokyo and northeast Japan Wednesday evening.

According to ABC, a 6.8 magnitude quake struck off of Hokkaido island and prompted some coastal communities to issue evacuation orders or tsunami warnings.

The tsunami warnings were later lifted and there are currently no reports of damage or injury in the area.

Later a magnitude 6.1 quake struck Chiba, just east of Tokyo. No tsunami warning was issued following the quake and there were no reports of damage or troubles at nuclear plants, according to Reuters.

On March 11, 2011, the combination of the quake which was the strongest on record for Japan, and tsunami was considered one of the most devastating in history which according to Reuters, triggered the world’s worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.

Sunday marked the first anniversary, and shed light on the region that is still trying to recover.

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